Summer 2006

As usual there was a lot going on in the summer with bands touring and places to go. Here’s some of the places I went.

June 9 - The summer started with Blondie playing at Jones Beach along with The New Cars in the pouring rain.

Blondie, NY - 2006
June 9 - The summer started with Blondie playing at Jones Beach along with The New Cars in the pouring rain.
June 9 – The summer started with Blondie playing at Jones Beach along with The New Cars in the pouring rain.

Blondie on stage at Jones Beach, NY. June 9, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

In spite of the rain, Debbie and Chris had the crowd cheering.

Chris Stein & Debbie Harry, NY - 2006
In spite of the rain, Debbie and Chris had the crowd cheering.
In spite of the rain, Debbie and Chris had the crowd cheering.

Chris Stein and Debbie Harry of Blondie on stage at Jones Beach, NY. June 9, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 7 - Jesse Malin posed for a photo session with me before he spent the summer in Los Angeles recording his new album "Glitter in the Gutter".

June 7 – Jesse Malin posed for a photo session with me before he spent the summer in Los Angeles recording his new album “Glitter in the Gutter”.

Jesse Malin sitting at Manitoba's Bar in NYC. June 7, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-240

June 1 - I went to see Jakob Dylan open for T-Bone Burnett at Town Hall and backstage ran into singer Jenni Muldaur and the god of drummers Jim Keltner.

June 1 – I went to see Jakob Dylan open for T-Bone Burnett at Town Hall and backstage ran into singer Jenni Muldaur and the god of drummers Jim Keltner.

(L-R) Jenni Muldaur, Jim Keltner and Bob Gruen backstage at Town Hall, NYC. June 1, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 7 - Joan Jett released a new album called Sinner and played a great show at CBGB's.

June 7 – Joan Jett released a new album called Sinner and played a great show at CBGB’s.

Joan Jett on stage at CBGB, NYC. June 7, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 29 - Swedish band The Ark played Virgin Megastore at Union Square.

June 29 – Swedish band The Ark played Virgin Megastore at Union Square.

The Ark on stage at Virgin Megastore in Union Square, NYC. June 29, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 14 - On June 14th I had an opening at Blink Gallery in London. Here I am with famed photographers Dennis Morris and Gered Mankowitz, and gallery owner Daniel Hay.

On June 14th I had an opening at Blink Gallery in London. Here I am with famed photographers Dennis Morris and Gered Mankowitz, and gallery owner Daniel Hay.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Dennis Morris, Gered Mankowitz and Daniel Hay at the Blink Gallery in London, England. June 14, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Glen Matlock & Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols were among the people who came to the opening at Blink Gallery.

June 14 – Glen Matlock & Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols were among the people who came to the opening at Blink Gallery.

(L-R) Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Bob Gruen and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols during Bob's opening at the Blink Gallery in London, England. June 14, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 13 - While I was in London I did a photo shoot with "The Heat", Martin Slattery and Antony Genn from The Mescaleros new group.

June 13 – While I was in London I did a photo shoot with “The Heat”, Martin Slattery and Antony Genn from The Mescaleros new group.

Martin Slattery and Antony Genn of The Heat posing in London, England. June 13, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

June 30 - My son Kris Gruen played a number of shows this summer to promote his CD "Lullaby School" at Joe's Pub.

June 30 – My son Kris Gruen played a number of shows this summer to promote his CD “Lullaby School” at Joe’s Pub.

Kris Gruen on stage at Joe's Pub, NYC. June 30, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 25 - The New York Dolls celebrated the release of their new album "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This" with a special in-store performance at Tower Records, NYC.

July 25 – The New York Dolls celebrated the release of their new album “One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This” with a special in-store performance at Tower Records, NYC.

New York Dolls on stage at Tower Records, NYC. July 25, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

New York Dolls from the left are Steve Conte, Sylvain Sylvain, David Johansen, Sami Yaffa, Brian Koonin & Brian Delaney.

New York Dolls from the left are Steve Conte, Sylvain Sylvain, David Johansen, Sami Yaffa, Brian Koonin & Brian Delaney.

(L-R) Steve Conte, Syl Sylvain, David Johansen, Sami Yaffa, Brian Koonin and Brian Delaney of The New York Dolls at Tower Records, NYC. July 25, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Chrissie Hynde came to see the Dolls play. A couple of days later The Pretenders played a great show at Roseland Ballroom, NYC.

Chrissie Hynde and Bob Gruen during the New York Dolls show at Tower Records, NYC. July 25, 2006. Photo by Bob Zimmerman.

Later on the same night Syl DJ'ed at the CD Release Party for the Dolls new album playing an eclectic mix including the Bridget Bardot CD he's holding.

Later on the same night Syl DJ’ed at the CD Release Party for the Dolls new album playing an eclectic mix including the Bridget Bardot CD he’s holding.

Syl Sylvain of the New York Dolls during the record release after party in NYC. July 25, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 17 - From left to right photographers Hanna Toresson & Linda Rowe, Bill May & Virginia Lohle from Star File Photo Agency, my wife Elizabeth and Karla Merrifield in Times Square after a screening in July for the new film "US vs John Lennon".

July 17 – From left to right photographers Hanna Toresson & Linda Rowe, Bill May & Virginia Lohle from Star File Photo Agency, my wife Elizabeth and Karla Merrifield in Times Square after a screening in July for the new film “US vs John Lennon”.

(L-R) Hanna Toresson, Linda Rowe, Bill May, Virginia Lohle, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Karla Merrifield after the "US Vs. John Lennon" premiere screening at the Magno Screening Room, NYC. July 17, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 4 - Virginia Lohle was my friend and photo agent for 31 years. She formed her own company, Star File Photo Agency, in 1982 and built it into a worldwide organization representing more than 40 photographers. She passed away on Aug 4th and will be greatly missed.

Bob Gruen & Virginia Lohle, NJ - 1999
Aug 4 - Virginia Lohle was my friend and photo agent for 31 years. She formed her own company, Star File Photo Agency, in 1982 and built it into a worldwide organization representing more than 40 photographers. She passed away on Aug 4th and will be greatly missed.
Aug 4 – Virginia Lohle was my friend and photo agent for 31 years. She formed her own company, Star File Photo Agency, in 1982 and built it into a worldwide organization representing more than 40 photographers. She passed away on Aug 4th and will be greatly missed.

Bob Gruen and Virginia Lohle on their way to Bob's exhbit at Art Forms in Red Bank, NJ. July 15, 1999. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 19 - ModRocket played BP Fallon's Death Disco at the Annex club and were introduced by Steve Conte of the New York Dolls.

July 19 – ModRocket played BP Fallon’s Death Disco at the Annex club and were introduced by Steve Conte of the New York Dolls.

ModRocket being introduced by Steve Conte of the New York Dolls during BP Fallon's "Death Disco" at the Annex Club, NYC. July 19, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

ModRocket (Alex, Alice, Alanna & Sandra) are a rockin new young group!

ModRocket (Alex, Alice, Alanna & Sandra) are a rockin new young group!

(L-R) Alex Niemetz, Alice Blythe, Alanna Higgins and Sandra Nazz of ModRocket backstage at the Annex Club, NYC. July 19, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 24 - The Sex Slaves played the Canal Room and then continued their never ending tour to promote their great CD "Bite Your Tongue".

July 24 – The Sex Slaves played the Canal Room and then continued their never ending tour to promote their great CD “Bite Your Tongue”.

Sex Slaves on stage at the Canal Room, NYC. July 24, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

July 31 - I went out to dinner with "Please Kill Me" author Legs McNeil. Afterwards we went to the "No Status Quo" Magazine Party held at Fat Baby but couldn't find it until Jessica Lewis showed us the way.

July 31 – I went out to dinner with “Please Kill Me” author Legs McNeil. Afterwards we went to the “No Status Quo” Magazine Party held at Fat Baby but couldn’t find it until Jessica Lewis showed us the way.

Legs McNeil and Jessica Lewis on their way to the "No Status Quo" magazine party at Fat Baby, NYC. July 31, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 9 - Fred Schneider, Chris Stein & Glenn O'Brien at the party for the DVD release of Glenn's "TV Party the Documentary" held at the Soho Grand.

Aug 9 – Fred Schneider, Chris Stein & Glenn O’Brien at the party for the DVD release of Glenn’s “TV Party the Documentary” held at the Soho Grand.

(L-R) Fred Schneider of the B-52's, Chris Stein of Blondie and Glenn O'Brien during the DVD release party for Glenn's film "TV Party" at the Soho Grand, NYC. August 9, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 14 - Tommy Chong at the reading for his new book "The I Chong" at Chelsea Barnes & Noble where he talked about his new-found spiritualism.

Tommy Chong, NYC - 2006
Aug 14 - Tommy Chong at the reading for his new book "The I Chong" at Chelsea Barnes & Noble where he talked about his new-found spiritualism.
Aug 14 – Tommy Chong at the reading for his new book “The I Chong” at Chelsea Barnes & Noble where he talked about his new-found spiritualism.

Tommy Chong during a reading of his first book "The I Chong" at the Barnes and Noble in Chelsea, NYC. August 14, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aug 31 - Arckid is the new group formed from Space Hog with the addition of one more brother. They played Virgin Mobile's VMA After Show Party.

Aug 31 – Arckid is the new group formed from Space Hog with the addition of one more brother. They played Virgin Mobile’s VMA After Show Party.

Arckid on stage at the MTV VMA after show party at Gotham Hall, NYC. August 31, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

My photographer colleague Mick Rock at the Arckid show with some friends.

My photographer colleague Mick Rock at the Arckid show with some friends.

Mick Rock with friends at the MTV VMA after show party at Gotham Hall, NYC. August 31, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 5 - In September I flew down to Sao Paolo, Brazil to work on my upcoming exhibition at the FAAP University planned for next Spring. Here I am at their current exhibition of Greek statues with my friend Supla who is organizing my show. Stay tuned for more news.

Sept 5 – In September I flew down to Sao Paolo, Brazil to work on my upcoming exhibition at the FAAP University planned for next Spring. Here I am at their current exhibition of Greek statues with my friend Supla who is organizing my show. Stay tuned for more news.

Bob Gruen and Supla at FAAP University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. September 5, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 13 - Hard working tribute band KISSNATION performed at the Virginia Louise Wine Party held at B.B Kings, NYC.

Sept 13 – Hard working tribute band KISSNATION performed at the Virginia Louise Wine Party held at B.B Kings, NYC.

Tribute band KISSNATION during the Virginia Louise wine party at B.B. Kings, NYC. September 13, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 13 - Pete Yorn played 3 shows in NYC, all in one week, Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge & CBGB's.

Sept 13 – Pete Yorn played 3 shows in NYC, all in one week, Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge & CBGB’s.

Pete Yorn on stage at Mercury Lounge, NYC. September 13, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 17 - One more legendary live rock club closed.

Sept 17 – One more legendary live rock club closed.

Closing night at the Continental, NYC. September 17, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 14 - Jesse Malin gave out free drinks to the fans who came to see his last show at Continental.

Sept 14 – Jesse Malin gave out free drinks to the fans who came to see his last show at Continental.

Jesse Malin during his last show at the Continental, NYC. September 14, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 17 - Former DGen Howie Pyro was spinning records at Continental's closing party.

Sept 17 – Former DGen Howie Pyro was spinning records at Continental’s closing party.

Howie Pyro of D-Generation during the closing night at the Continental, NYC. September 17, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jimmy G of Murphy's Law & Continental owner Trigger before Jimmy did his last set at the legendary club.

Jimmy G of Murphy’s Law & Continental owner Trigger before Jimmy did his last set at the legendary club.

Jimmy G of Murphy's Law and Trigger outside of the Continental, NYC. September 17, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Lenny Kaye played one last time reminiscing about all the great shows held there.

Lenny Kaye played one last time reminiscing about all the great shows held there.

Lenny Kaye of The Patti Smith Group on stage at the Continental, NYC. September 17, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Ross the Boss & Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators got the crowd jumping before CJ Ramone played with Daniel Ray, and then the Continental as we knew it closed. :(

Ross the Boss & Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators got the crowd jumping before CJ Ramone played with Daniel Ray, and then the Continental as we knew it closed. 🙁

Ross "The Boss" Friedman and Handsome Dick Manitoba of The Dictators during the final night of shows at the Continental, NYC. September 17, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 19 - American Hardcore opened in NYC. Directed by Paul Rachman & written by Steven Blush. The feature film tells the story of the hardcore punk movement of the early '80's with rare footage and great interviews with the bands.

Sept 19 – American Hardcore opened in NYC. Directed by Paul Rachman & written by Steven Blush. The feature film tells the story of the hardcore punk movement of the early ’80’s with rare footage and great interviews with the bands.

Director Paul Rachman and writer Steven Blush of the film "American Hardcore" during the film premiere's afterparty at Stereo 512, NYC. September 19, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 21 - Little Steven's Underground Garage "Rolling Rock and Roll Show" rolled into Irving Plaza. Little Steven here with Lenny Kaye enjoying the sounds of the Zombies and the other great bands in the show.

Sept 21 – Little Steven’s Underground Garage “Rolling Rock and Roll Show” rolled into Irving Plaza. Little Steven here with Lenny Kaye enjoying the sounds of the Zombies and the other great bands in the show.

Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band and Lenny Kaye of The Patti Smith Group during the "Rolling Rock and Roll Show" at Irving Plaza, NYC. September 21, 2006. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sept 25 - As the last days of CBGB are counted down, reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry played on the historic stage.

Lee "Scratch" Perry, NYC - 2006
Sept 25 - As the last days of CBGB are counted down, reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry played on the historic stage.
Sept 25 – As the last days of CBGB are counted down, reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry played on the historic stage.

Lee "Scratch" Perry on stage at CBGB, NYC. September 25, 2006. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com Image #: C-258